Two Children Die in Early Morning Knox County House Fire
Two young children died in an early Tuesday morning house fire in Baring, Missouri in Knox County.
According to NEMOnews.net, emergency responders answered the call of a residential fire in Baring about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.
They arrived to find the home fully engulfed in flames.
According to Knox County Sheriff Robert Becker, the home was occupied by the Coon family, consisting of a father, mother, grandmother, four young children and two pets.
Five family members and one of the pets got out safely. Two of the children, boys ages 18 months and three years old, along with one of the pets, did not survive.
Sheriff Becker said that a wood burning stove that was installed in the home Monday is believed to be the cause of the fire. The official cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal.
The extent of the injuries suffered by the surviving family members is not known.